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Author Koehler-Pentacoff, Elizabeth, author.

Title The missing Kennedy : Rosemary Kennedy and the secret bonds of four women / Elizabeth Koehler-Pentacoff.

Publication Info. Baltimore, MD : Bancroft Press, [2015]


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    92 Kennedy,R KOE    Available
1 copy being processed for GDL Central Library Non-Fiction.
Description xi, 260 pages : genealogical tables, illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 245-258)
Summary "Rosemary (Rosie) Kennedy was born in 1918, the first daughter of a wealthy Bostonian couple who later would become known as the patriarch and matriarch of America's most famous and celebrated family. Elizabeth Koehler was born in 1957, the first and only child of a struggling Wisconsin farm family. What, besides their religion, did these two very different Catholic women have in common? One person: Stella Koehler, a charismatic woman of the cloth who became Sister Paulus Koehler after taking her vows with the Sisters of the Third Order of St. Francis of Assisi. Sister Paulus was Elizabeth's Wisconsin aunt. For thirty-five years--indeed much of her adult life--Sister Paulus was Rosie Kennedy's caregiver. And a caregiver, tragically, had become necessary after Rosie, a slow learner prone to emotional outbursts, underwent one of America's first lobotomies, an operation Joseph Kennedy was assured would normalize Rosie's life."
Contents Rosemary's childhood -- My Aunt Stella -- First homes -- England -- Rosemary and Stella in their twenties -- Stella becomes Sister Paulus -- Rosemary's surgery -- Aunt Zora -- Craig House -- Uncle Nick -- Rosie at Saint Coletta -- Faith -- Tragedy -- My misdiagnosis -- Eunice -- Rosie gets lost -- Sex ed and silence -- The Koehler brand of claustrophobic Catholicism -- Rosie's three families -- Standing out -- The Special Olympics -- Epilogue -- Events and memories.
Subject Kennedy, Rosemary, 1918-2005.
Paulus, Sister, 1909-1996.
Koehler-Pentacoff, Elizabeth.
People with mental disabilities -- Biography.
Women with mental disabilities -- Biography.
Kennedy family.
Frontal lobotomy -- Case studies.
Mental retardation -- United States -- Case studies.
Kennedy, Joseph P. (Joseph Patrick), 1888-1969 -- Family.
Kennedy, Rose Fitzgerald, 1890-1995 -- Family.
Kennedy, Rosemary, 1918-2005.
Kennedy family.
Intellectual Disability.
Mentally Disabled Persons.
Family Relations.
History, 20th Century.
Genre/Form Biographies.
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